Heason Technology is introducing Thomson AquaTRUE stainless steel, washdown-grade planetary gearheads. The new range is suitable for high-precision positioning in wet cell processing applications for food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical production, caustic cleaning and other harsh environment areas where frequent high-pressure spray or corrosive environments would seriously reduce the life of standard gearboxes
The low-backlash gearboxes have a precision of 13 arc-min with four nominal frame diameters from 60mm to 160mm, output torques to 875Nm and ratios from 3:1 to 10:1. With high radial and axial load capacities and efficiencies of up to 93 per cent, the AquaTRUE design includes silicone gasket sealing and is supplied with IP66/67 or optional IP69K protection against close-range high-pressure sprays. The 304 grade stainless housings have no external seams or corners that can harbour dirt of bacteria and such protection eliminates the need to provide additional enclosures to isolate the gearhead in harsh environment applications.
Heason Technology also supplies a range of washdown and food-grade servomotors from its distributor partner Kollmorgen, a sister company to Thomson. Part of the acclaimed Kollmorgen AKM range, these precision servomotors include IP67 sealing with a highly effective 2K polyurethane external coating for maximum protection against alkaline and acid solutions, in addition to stainless steel hardware on all precision surfaces. Washdown and food-grade versions are available in motor frame sizes two through six with output torques up to 25Nm and are cost-effective for motion control in food and beverage production, packaging machinery and many other applications where washdown is essential. The AKM range has BISSC certification (the USA Bakery Industry Standards Committee), and is available in 90V DC and 180V DC in 1/4 and 1/2HP ratings and speeds to 1750rpm.
Heason Technology is a Premier Partner programme member with Thomson and offers complete sales, technical support and service across its range of linear bearings and power transmission equipment. Heason also represents Kollmorgen, along with a number other leading motion control equipment manufacturers; through its in-house design and assembly service, the company also provides customised electro-mechanical positioning systems for challenging applications across aerospace, automotive, defence, robotics, process control, packaging, motorsports and other industries.
Contact Heason Technology for more information about the Thomson AquaTRUE stainless steel planetary gearheads.